SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” – John 14:27
What is peace? You have seen a water puddle in the road, I’m sure. It is peaceful. There is not the slightest stirring in it. The water is smooth and unruffled. The colors of nature are reflected in it. That is not peace, but stagnant death!
Have you ever seen a child spinning a top? When the top is going its fastest, it is at perfect rest. The peace of God is perfection of energy; it is a healthy vigor of the soul.
The peace of God is not the peace of stoicism or passivity. It is the most intense activity. Some people say that they are tired of life; they mean to say that they are tired of dying. They are tired of spiritual death that stops activity. They are tired of life getting so sluggish.
What does Jesus say? “I have come that ye might have life and that ye might have it more abundantly; but ye will not come to Me that ye might have it” Everything in this natural world is pitted against you, unless you have His life you will never have real peace.
PRAYER THOUGHT: “Lord, thank You for inner peace in the midst of a troubled world. Amen”
SOURCE: Culled from OSWALD CHAMBERS’ DEVOTIONS FOR A DEEPER.